At just 23, Jessie Andrews has already amassed an incredibly diverse list of job titles, even though most people will recognise her from a select few of her career choices. “I never want to have to rely on one industry to keep me alive.” Her work as a DJ has demanded most of her energy recently and we’ll get to see her live performance in Australia later this year as part of Stereosonic’s recently announced massive line-up. We caught up with the self-described ‘modern woman’, ahead of the festival run, to get to know her musical side and how she’s preparing for one of the biggest shows of her career so far.
Photography by Sarah Lovrien.
Hey Jessie, what’s news?
How long have you been producing music for?
I guess since 2013? I started doing mixes in Ableton in 2012.
You’ve remixed Flume previously, any plans to link up with him while you’re out here?
Nothing planned. Maybe he’ll be doing Stereosonic as well
I have duplicate copies of my driver’s license, social card, favourite pair of shoes, and buy things in multiple colors, same style. I think that says something about myself haha. I want to be sure I can have a back up in case the first thing gets destroyed. I never want to have to rely on one industry to keep me alive. So maybe it was my plan all along?
Does the brand leak into your personal life? Is it hard to separate the two?
I guess the brand is my life. I think if you do that, it becomes the most real.
Are you planning on building an empire?
That’s the plan.
So what is the modern woman?
It’s my always-changing idea of what I believe in and the want to inspire others.
Was the biggest attraction of porn the business side?
As a performer, there’s not much business to be had. It’s sex, money and knowledge.
Which of the three is more important?
Have you ever considered getting into the production or talent management side of the industry?
When my agent Mark Spiegler decides he wants to quit, I’m 1000% taking his job. Or his assistant George.
As all your other business avenues continue to expand, do you think you’ll leave the adult industry?
Who knows what the future holds. I love every job I do, and that’s why I do it. There’s no shame, guilt or regret. I plan my life a month ahead at the most, but I couldn’t tell you what’s gonna happen in a year or five. I could be dead.
Jessie Andrews will be playing at Stereosonic 2015. For more festival information, head here.
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